Angela Padden is the 2015 Valedictorian of the Bachelor of Interior Design program and the Steeles Campus Valedictorian. In this Q&A Angela talks about what brought her to RCC Institute of Technology and what she will be taking away with her as she starts her career.
There is no more exciting area of study than technology, according to Dr. Rick Davey, the President of RCC Institute of Technology. “It is a thrilling career choice because it is always changing,” Dr. Davey said. “But, what we have noticed is a trend of fewer people enrolling in technology programs relative to the demand for graduates in the industry.” Now, RCC Institute of Technology is taking a monumental step towards curbing that trend by instituting two significant scholarship programs.
Isaiah Hall is the 2015 Valedictorian of the Faculty of Engineering Technology and Computing at RCC Institute of Technology. In this Q&A Hall discusses how he ended up in the Bachelor of Technology (Electronics Engineering Technology) program and what his advice to new students entering the program would be.
With the emerging trend in Interior Design of eclecticism and industrial looks, Brimfield has started to draw designers, art directors, and merchandisers. You can see teams of staff from places like Ralph Lauren and Anthrolopogie buying up all kinds of merchandise for their stores. I often tell my students, if they have the means, they should definitely make a point of checking out the Brimfield Antique Show.
RCC Institute of Technology (RCCIT) is set to run a trial of the video tutorial website Lynda.com to find out what students and faculty think of this enhanced learning opportunity. Judy Theoret, RCCIT's librarian, explained Lynda.com is a subscription based online learning company that offers video tutorials. RCCIT has arranged to run a trial of Lynda.com from April 20 through May 1 in the library at the Steeles Campus.
In the study of Interior Design, it is essential to be able to touch and explore materials, and thanks to a recent donation from HOK Canada, students at RCC Institute of Technology have an enhanced opportunity to do so. HOK Canada, one of the world’s largest design, architecture, engineering and planning firms, recently made a substantial donation to the Sample Library in the Academy of Design Faculty at RCCIT.
Fifty years after graduating from RCC Institute of Technology, or the Radio College of Canada as it was called at the time, Karl Luszszak says his choice to attend the school set the trajectory for his entire working life in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing and was the catalyst to life-long learning.
In this Guest Blog Post, Librarian Paul Graham looks at the question, “Why maintain a library at all?” In today’s culture of online access, embracing ebooks, and accessing your own work at home or from a cafe, why should we value this space called a library? Graham says, it’s because the library is not just another space. The library is an enduring idea that has transcended the ages, reflecting the absolute idealism of the human spirit.
“In order to live a fascinating life – one brimming with art, music, intrigue and romance – you must surround yourself with precisely those things.” The author of this quote is unknown, but it expresses a sentiment that award winning Interior Designer Judith Taylor said she lives by.
On Thursday, Feb. 5 Dr. David Barnett Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University be at RCC Institute of Technology to speak with students in the Bachelor of Technology and the Electronics Engineering Technician/Technologist programs.